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. >> the state of our union. >> bottom line is this, people, we got a lot of work to do. >> president obama takes the stage. how will congress respond? >> washington has to deal with its spending problem. i've had enough of it. >> plus -- >> please remove that woman. >> drone war drama. a new civil war in the gop. ♪ california >> when have you heard presidential prospects talk like this. >> two part lir ribs. >> probably the healthiest fat guy you've seen in your life. >> we take on all the week's politics right now. >>> hello again, here in the northeast we are still digging out it that massive blizzard. new york spared the worst. more than three feet in parts of connecticut and massachusetts. 40 million people affected. over 350,000 homes without power. abc news will keep an eye on that all day long and right here we're grateful everyone on the powerhouse roundtable able to make it in. packed week of politics around the table. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl, republican strategist nicolle, stephanie cutter, both white house veterans and from the congress tom co
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, a cautionary tale on the state of the union. >> i think that he made the proposal to reform social security without having his own party on board. that's a lesson for any president, but i think president obama did the republican party a huge favor by delivering an inaugural address that was historically combative. he did not deliver the kind of inaugural address people are accustomed to in recent history. instead he came out in a really spirited way, i wouldn't call them fighting words, but spirited defense of an aggressive progressive agenda. i'm told by staffers from marco rubio's office that he had a certain kind of response to the state of the union in mind, he tore it up and started again. republicans now are ready to i think go toe to toe with a very spirited president who i think is ready to advance a progressive agenda. i think this will help republicans really, you know, match spirit with spirit and make a conservative case. >> you know, marco rubio's response, you know, the expectation for some of this, a chance for him to showcase his immigration plan but i'm told rubio'